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This original drawing was created by Scripps Institution of Oceanography marine biologist and artist Sam Hinton, and appeared in a San Diego, California weekly newspaper column titled "The Ocean World." The column featured Hinton's illustrations of sea animals, fish, plants, and birds and was intended to spark interest in marine biology and educate the public. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego, La Jolla, 92093-0175 (https://lib.ucsd.edu/sca) This digital image is a surrogate of an item from the Sam Hinton Papers (MSS 683).
Natural history illustration Cooper's nutmeg Sea snails Marine biology Snails Gastropoda California Cancellaria cooperi The Ocean World, The San Diego Union